Being able to recognize the potential signs and symptoms of serious health conditions is an important step in making sure that your aging parent gets the medical care and support that they need throughout their later years, and that you are able to be the highest quality caregiver that you can be.
For those who are prediabetic or who have increased personal risk of diabetes, paying close attention to their health and recognizing potential symptoms can help to ensure that they get the early diagnosis and intervention necessary to manage their condition properly and in the way that is right for them.
Some of the signs and symptoms of diabetes include:
- Increased urination, particularly at night
- Increase thirst, even when your parent is not participating in increased activity or in circumstances that would warrant such thirst
- Unexpected and unintended weight loss
- Blurry vision that is not related to other conditions
- Increased hunger
- Experiencing numbness or tingling in their fingers, hands, feet, or toes
- Increased fatigue or tiredness that is not related to increased activity
- Increased dryness or fragility of the skin
- Wounds that take longer to heal
- Increased rate of infections or illnesses, particularly if they take longer to heal
If you notice any of these symptoms, gather as much information about them as possible, and get in touch with your parent’s doctor. This can ensure that they get the diagnosis that they need and get on the course or care, management, and treatment that will best address their needs and personal health.
Starting home health care for your aging parent can be one of the best decisions that you can make for your aging parent as their family caregiver. An in-home health care services provider can be in the home with your parent on a customized schedule to fill care gaps, manage care tasks that you are unable to do or uncomfortable handling, and give your parent additional companionship and support that allows them to stay more active and fulfilled throughout their later years.
In your role as their family caregiver, this eases your stress, reduces your care burden, and ensures that all of the efforts that you put forth for your senior, as well as for the other people and tasks in your life that rely on you, are as effective and efficient as possible. For your parent, this care means being able to live the lifestyle that they desire and deserve throughout their later years.
If you or an aging loved one are in need of Home Health Care Services in Northport NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales.
1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002.
In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies.
Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.
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